BAHRAIN CROWN PRINCE SHAIKH SALMAN BIN HAMAD BIN ISA AL-KHALIFA TOURS CHICAGO MERCHANTILE EXCHANGE IN CHICAGO..
Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, of Bahrain, right, shakes hands with a trader as he tours the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on March 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey).
A proposal to hike punishment for criticizing the king of Bahrain is an attempt to stifle protests ahead of the Grand Prix race, a human rights group charges.
The government in Bahrain respects the opinions of other political groups in the country in the spirit of national reconciliation, the foreign minister said.
The British government welcomes the renewed attempts at reconciliation announced by the Persian Gulf state of Bahrain, a minister for the Middle East said.
The monarchy of Bahrain is "pleased" to see its constituents embrace the spirit of national consensus and dialogue, the king said in a national address.
With several members of the opposition arrested in Bahrain, British Prime Minister David Cameron called on ruling authorities to show restraint.
Michael Jackson is settling with an Arab sheik who sued him for $7 million for allegedly reneging on a recording deal, a spokesman for the U.S. pop singer said.
Pop star Michael Jackson has converted to Islam at a ceremony in Los Angeles attended by Yousef Islam, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens, sources say.
Michael Jackson has agreed to testify in person in a breach-of-contract lawsuit at London's High Court, the U.S. pop singer's lawyer said.
The King of Bahrain's son is suing U.S. pop star Michael Jackson for about $7 million in London's High Court for allegedly backing out of a business venture.
U.S. President George Bush arrived in Bahrain Saturday as part of his Persian Gulf tour to garner support for his attempts to limit Iranian influence.